- 20-07-2012, 13:10 #1
HMS Diamond joins Australian warship east of SuezOriginally Posted by Ministry of DefenceThis is an automated feed from the Ministry of Defence website
- 20-07-2012, 13:20 #2
Bloody Aussies are out of station
A l'eau; C'est l'heure.
- 20-07-2012, 14:09 #3
Pretty ships, the Adelaide Class. Now, I know they still have the Mk13 launcher for the SM1 but since nobody used SM1 anymore can it fire SM2 which I know they have, and if not where's the VLS cells 'cause I can't see them in those pictures in the link... anyone got the gen? I think the Mk13 can launch harpoon as well though but I had thought it wasn't SM2 compatible.
Hmm.RAC(TA) - 2006-2009
Royal Navy - 2009 +
Sir Walter Raleigh declared in the early 17th century that "whoever commands the sea, commands the trade; whosoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world, and consequently the world itself." This principle is as true today as when uttered, and its effect will continue as long as ships traverse the seas."
- 20-07-2012, 14:58 #4
From the RAN web:
76mm Rapid Fire Gun
Harpoon Anti-ship Missiles
SM2 Surface-to-Air Missiles
Evolved Sea Sparrow Surface-to-Air Missiles
Mk 41 Vertical Launch System
Mk 13 Missile Launcher
Phalanx Close-in Weapons System
Nulka, Pirate, Seagnat and Lescut decoy systems
2 Mk 32 triple torpedo tubes
Mk 46 torpedoes
Up to two Seahawk helicopters
HMAS Melbourne - Royal Australian Navy
Must be all those RN blokes that transferred overWarning, this post contains some flash photography.
- 20-07-2012, 15:31 #5PrinceAlbertGuest
I wish the RSS feed was up to date. Dmnd isn't anywhere near the Suez Canal.
- 20-07-2012, 15:33 #6--
When Mighty Roast Beef was the Englishman's Food
It ennobl'd our veins and enriched our Blood:
Our Soldiers were Brave and our Courtiers were Good:
Oh! The Roast Beef of Old England,
And Old English Roast Beef.
- 20-07-2012, 16:12 #7
- Join Date
- Nov 2007
East of Suez, Prince Albert, can be anywhere from Africa to San Diego.Dr Johnson: 'Any man thinks less of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been to sea.'
Thiomas Babington Macaulay, quoted by Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher of Kilverstone: 'Moderation in war is imbecility!'
Douglas MacArthur: 'There is no substitute for Victory!'
- 20-07-2012, 16:18 #8PrinceAlbertGuest
[QUOTE=seaweed;4523046]East of Suez, Prince Albert, can be anywhere from Africa to San Diego.[/QUOTE]
- 20-07-2012, 16:39 #9
- 20-07-2012, 16:42 #10
But please note, Krakatoa is not east of Java, and the sun does not set over the South China Sea John Wayne.Warning, this post contains some flash photography.